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Are you struggling with finding a food source that is sustainable, easy to acquire, an inexpensive to grow? If so, then consider growing potatoes. If you’re even a little familiar with gardening, you know that potatoes can grow pretty much anywhere. You can even grow them in bags once you learn the proven steps! Their simplicity isn’t the only reason why I recommend growing potatoes as a source of food for going off the grid or when SHTF – they’re also great because they’re packed with energy. A single potato is loaded with carbohydrates, which will fuel your body and allow you to get more done.
So, how do you grow potatoes? The below article discusses three different, but effective ways: Build-As-You-Grow Potato Bins, The Lazy Bed Method, and finally, Growing Potatoes in Bags. I wouldn’t consider any of these methods “better” than the other. They all involve their own growing strategy that you’ll need to learn prior to starting. My favorite method is The Lazy Bed Method. The reason I like it is because you won’t need to worry about mounding or weeding after sowing. If you decide to grow potatoes in bags, you’ll be able to grow from anywhere – including an urban environment! With this kind of flexibility, it makes potatoes that much more versatile of a food source, and one that you should definitely rely on when SHTF.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.